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Connect to Trello Data in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL)

Transfer Trello data using the visual workflow in the CloverDX data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Trello enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with Trello as sources. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Trello to set up a simple transfer into a flat file. The CData JDBC Driver for Trello enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with Trello as sources. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Trello to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to Trello as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to Trello data. In a new CloverDX graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.trello.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL.

    Trello uses token-based authentication to grant third-party applications access to their API. When a user has granted an application access to their data, the application is given a token that can be used to make requests to Trello's API.

    Trello's API can be accessed in 2 different ways. The first is using Trello's own Authorization Route, and the second is using OAuth1.0.

    • Authorization Route: At the moment of registration, Trello assigns an API key and Token to the account. See the Help documentation for information on how to connect via the Authorization route.
    • OAuth Route: Similar to using Authorization, OAuth creates an Application Id and Secret when you create your account. See the Help documentation for information on how to to connect.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Trello JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.trello.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:trello:APIKey=myApiKey;Token=myGeneratedToken;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query Trello Data with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the Trello JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT BoardId, Name FROM Boards WHERE Name = 'Public Board'

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the Boards table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.